Evacuation order lifted in Brantford

Saturday, 24 Feb, 2018

Friel said he is unsure how many homes were damaged by flooding but assessments will be made over the coming days.

Numerous industries along River Road already have flood preparation plans which they will put into place if the flooding occurs, according to Allen, who said one business has already utilized a U-Haul trailer to remove some items from its location. Residents are advised to keep an eye on flood-prone basements and watch for standing water on area roads with poor drainage.

Grand River Avenue from Sterling Street to Waterloo Street. The St. Joseph also was about 4 feet above flood stage near the Ohio-Indiana border. The residents are in a complete panic as water is all over the place. Those near streams and rivers should be especially cautious as streams and rivers can rise quickly. At 16 feet, the river would be "well over the road".

"This event for southern Ontario will certainly be a noteworthy one", said Environment Canada's Geoff Coulson. His pickup truck navigated around a few large puddles in the road, but the river was still within its banks.

Chief Larry Helms said that, based on those predictions, the river will be very close to what the area saw last weekend, but a little higher.

"They've been doing a wonderful job making sure that people are safe, making sure there is no danger for folks in their homes", she said.

An evacuation order has been lifted in Brantford after heavy flooding forced about 2,200 families out of their home.

Officials in Brantford, Ont., say an evacuation order affecting almost 5,000 residents was lifted Thursday evening after water levels on the Grand River went down.

"Certainly if anyone sees any bodies or anybody laying at the edge of the Grand River, we need a call right away".

In Arkansas, the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says the bus became stuck Wednesday morning in a rural part of North Little Rock. "Phone 911 and we will dispatch the nearest police service to it", said Nancekivell.

More rain should fall Sunday night.

Temperatures are expected to be in the 30s today and Thursday.

The USGS is sending personnel to address the "malfunctioning gauge, and it's expected to be operational sometime on Friday". There's a slight chance of precipitation every day this week. The surge of water and ice from the ice jam that released in the Cambridge area is expected to reach Brantford between 7:00 am and 8:00 am.